Abstract

A diode-pumped Q-switched Tm-doped double-clad fluoride fiber laser is reported providing up to 90μJ pulse energy (160ns, 100kHz, i.e., 9W of average power). The dependence of the fiber laser’s repetition rate on pump power and modulator repetition rate was investigated. By amplification even higher pulse energies of 410μJ could be generated. In a second stage of the setup the Q-switched fiber laser serves as a pump for a gain-switched tunable Cr2+:ZnSe laser. The pulse energies reported are to the author’s knowledge the highest generated by Tm-doped fluoride fiber lasers or amplifiers today.

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Y. Jeong, P. Dupriez, J. K. Sahu, J. Nilsson, D. Shen, W. A. Clarkson, and S. D. Jackson, in SPIE European Symposium on Optics and Photonics for Defence and Security (SPIE, 2004), paper 5620-4.

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[CrossRef]

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Y. Jeong, P. Dupriez, J. K. Sahu, J. Nilsson, D. Shen, W. A. Clarkson, and S. D. Jackson, in SPIE European Symposium on Optics and Photonics for Defence and Security (SPIE, 2004), paper 5620-4.

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Y. Jeong, P. Dupriez, J. K. Sahu, J. Nilsson, D. Shen, W. A. Clarkson, and S. D. Jackson, in SPIE European Symposium on Optics and Photonics for Defence and Security (SPIE, 2004), paper 5620-4.

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Fig. 1

Schematic outline of the experimental setup.

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Fig. 2

Average output power versus incident pump power. The insets show the pulses at maximum pump power.

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Fig. 3

Pulse energy and pulse duration versus incident pump power.

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Output power versus pump power of the Cr 2 + : ZnSe laser at 2.325 μ m . The insets show the spectral emission and pulse shape.

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